Sumter County High Point Trip Report
Date: January 17, 2004
The southern area described in Fred Lobdell's report has undergone extensive excavation and finding a true
high area is problematic. While walking up the road to the head shed overseeing the site, I was stopped and
asked what I was up to. Permission for access was denied for insurance reasons;
it was Saturday and there were no higher-ups around to say yes.
I asked if I went through the farmer's field to the west would you see me? He said he would not.
Fred describes accessing the second area from this point but I think it would be closer if you followed his
driving instructions to the third area and took a left at the "T" intersection and asked for permission from
one of the homeowners to pass through their yard out into the pasture land. I didn't pursue this after
arriving at the "T" and observing the third, northernmost area, was crawling with excavation equipment and
asking for permission with all that activity going on would be a futile gesture. That may not have been the
exact location of the third area but you would have had to pass through it to get there.
Author: Bill Jacobs